anemone

noun

anem·​o·​ne ə-ˈne-mə-nē How to pronounce anemone (audio)
1
: any of a large genus (Anemone) of perennial herbs of the buttercup family having lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers without petals but with conspicuous sepals

called also windflower

2

Examples of anemone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Electric blues, reds and purples of prickly urchins, sea stars and an anemones. Outside Online, 26 June 2024 This light source would make all the difference, as the soft coral and anemones absorbed the blue light, casting neon greens and reds back. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2024 Bold coastal creatures like crabs, anemones, and many others that would ordinarily never get the chance to experience more of the world are now turning their backs on the coast and thriving on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Bob Lorentson, Hartford Courant, 5 Mar. 2024 Sea stars and an anemone lived in the habitat along with Chalupa and have been relocated to the Puget Sound habitat. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for anemone 

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Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek anemōnē

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of anemone was in 1548

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“Anemone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anemone. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

anemone

noun
anem·​o·​ne ə-ˈnem-ə-nē How to pronounce anemone (audio)
1
: any of a large genus of herbs related to the buttercups that have showy flowers
2

Medical Definition

anemone

noun
anem·​o·​ne ə-ˈnem-ə-nē How to pronounce anemone (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of herbs of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) widely distributed in temperate and subarctic regions that have lobed or divided leaves and showy flowers and that include some (as a pasqueflower) used medicinally especially formerly
2
: a plant or flower of the genus Anemone

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